Ernest Julius Mitchell
Ernest Julius Mitchell is a lecturer on History & Literature at Harvard University. A scholar of the Black Renaissance and literary modernism, he researches the lives and works of transatlantic writers between the world wars.
His first book (under contract with Yale University Press) is a biography of the left-wing Jamaican writer Claude McKay. He is also completing a centenary edition of Jean Toomer's Cane (under contract with Norton Library). A third project is an academic monograph on the fictional and ethnographic works of Zora Neale Hurston, read through the lens of her novel Moses, Man of the Mountain (1939). He also writes on aesthetics, black diasporic thought, and continental philosophy.